A friend told me her husband, after sub-teaching to deaf 4th graders, came to her and said only one word, “Sad”.
The deaf 4th graders could hardly communicate. The husband sub-teacher was taken aback by what he saw in the classroom. This is the sad state of our education – deaf education. The friend, who is a speech pathologist, explained to me that the parents basically neglected them.
“But what about the hospitals? The doctors? Wouldn’t they have intervened?”, I asked. She added, “What the doctors tend to do is tell the parents to wait and see.”
Wait as they “skip” their first few years, as we all know are crucial developmental years? Apparently the doctors don’t know this.